This Montepulciano hails from the Italian region of Abruzzo, also known as the best region for the variety. It's fruity, with red fruits and licorice on the nose and palate - think Aussie Shiraz. Just the thing you need with your Sunday roast, if you're looking for something similar to Shiraz but also wanting something just that little bit different.
Montepulciano has been produced for more than two centuries on the slopes of the wonderful hills of Abruzzo, this variety spread quickly, reaching the vineyards distributed in all of the Regions of the Province.
A careful control and analysis has identified the first 10 days of October as being the optimal harvest period. After a soft pressing of the grapes the alcoholic fermentation occurs by means of submerged cap fermentation at a controlled temperature, in steel baths. An obligatory ageing period of around 5 months is expected.
Of a ruby red colour with violet reflections, a characteristic aroma of violet with hints of ground cover and spices stands out to the nose. It is smooth, structured and delicately tannic to the taste.